A customer named Leonard called me with a special refabrication project. As a former LaSalle player, he wanted his stick to be functional for the 50th anniversary.
Who would have expected such a beastly war hammer! Fiberglass repairs were once done to keep the cracked body from falling apart, but now they show the age of this well used woodie.
You don’t paint the shaft of a wooden lacrosse stick if you plan to hand it on your wall.
Removing all of the tape may have done more harm than good, so I left anything that was healthy alone. Never expose n issue if you do not have to.
I took the extra time to make sure that I cut everything out, rather than unstringing it. This is much less stressful on the crosse. The multiple layers of wrapping may have com undone if I was not sure to be careful.
New gut wall was needed. The original structure was fully secure, except for one key piece. Sadly, it had to go. This is the beginning of my 3 rail gut wall design.
This is the gut wall before it is strung together. I call this the frame.
All that is left is to run the off side support coil. I think this may be the best top that I have ever done. Hopefully Leonard is nice to this stick from here on out.
I strung a ball stop across the bottom of his head. The pocket will be strung by Ian Ziatyk, a stringer here at www.woodlacrosssesticks.com. I will bring you the final product next month. I am on vacation for the rest of April.
Stay tuned for the final result and some shots of this monster on display at LaSalle’s 50th anniversary.